false goat’s beard ‘Delft Lace’

Astilbe is a genus of around 20 species of clump-forming, perennials native to eastern Asia and easter North America.

Plants are characterized by graceful, fern-like foliage of mostle basal compound leaves and sharply-toothed leaflets. Tiny flowers are densely packed on erect, plume-like flower panicles which rise above the foliage on upright stems. A. ‘Delft Laceis a hybrid cultivar characterized by dark green-blue foliage with red accents and panicles of deep pink, fragrant flowers held aloft on tall, red stems.

Botanical Name Astilbe ‘Delft Lace’
Common Name false goat’s beard ‘Delft Lace’
Family Saxifragaceae
USDA Zone 4 thru 9
Light Requirement part shade to full shade
Season(s) of interest spring, summer, fall, winter
Height and Spread 2-3ft x 1-2ft (60-90cm x 30.5-60cm)
Flower Color deep pink
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores
Additional Information Needs rich, consistently moist soil; intolerant of drought
Location in Lurie Garden North Dark Plate,
Southeast Dark Plate


Average Flowering Time